Keith & Teri Newburn, Uruguay
After 14 years at the Alliance Academy International in Quito, Ecuador the Newburns moved to Montevideo, Uruguay in October 2014 to work with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Keith is the Regional Financial Accountant for Latin America. Teri helps with the region administrative tasks and also stays home with their two young children.
Bob & Cheryl Fugate, Mexico
Bob & Cheryl have served internationally since 1988. They are currently in Guadalajara, Mexico where they are joining a group of Alliance Missionaries that have been church planting in the area for 19 years. They are focused on bringing innovative initiatives to the area to plant a church by working side by side with Mexican church leaders. They helped plant a new church SouthPointe.
Kevin & Bonnie Oberg, Senegal
In August 2018, after serving 18 years in Burkina Faso, Kevin and Bonnie Oberg transitioned into the role of Regional Leadership Couple for Africa, overseeing the work of the C&MA in Africa. Although living in Senegal, they enjoy traveling to other African countries to encourage and provide guidance to Alliance teams serving in those places. They have two daughters still at home and attending Dakar Academy in Senegal, as well as two sons who are stateside and studying at Simpson University. Being from the Northwest, they are also avid Seahawk fans and every Monday night during football season, you will find them raising the Seahawk flag in Dakar to enjoy the game!
Godofredo & Teresa Rubio, Peru
Godofredo & Teresa are key leaders in the church in Peru. Godofredo is involved in pastoral care, teaching, counseling and evangelism. He has written a five part Bible study that is used extensively throughout Peru. He is involved in church planting throughout the area. Teresa has a ministry among the women of the church where she gives marriage counseling as well as being involved in evangelism in the cities and towns both in the Carjamarca region and in the coastal and Southern regions of Peru. Godofredo and Teresa have two grown children. For more information click here
Antonia Yalta, Peru
Antonia is working in Peru with Segadores, a Peruvian missions group dedicated to reaching previously unreached Amazonian jungle tribes. She is frequently involved with visits to the Amazonian tribal children as well as missionary children in the jungle. She ministers by feeding them a meal a day as well as teaching them reading and handicraft work. This is a significant ministry with growing opportunities for sharing the good news of Jesus. For more information click here
Penninah Adongo, Uganda
Pennianah Adongo lives in Lira, Uganda. Her father was a pastor who ran a home for children orphaned by the LRA. In 2003, the LRA murdered him and 63 others. The children escaped into the bush and over the next three months, Penninah found 28 of them and established a home, giving them food, shelter, security and an education. Although Penninah is a trained nurse and a widow herself with her own children, she is raising the children as a family and calls her home the Hope Restoration Center. Penninah also personally cares for 30 widows on a loan program that her sister Anna helps run out of her house. For more information click here
Simon & Anna Ocen, Uganda
Simon & Anna Ocen live in Mbale, Uganda. Anna is a passionate evangelist who uses her skills as an accountant to help 30 widows and single mothers by organizing a micro-loan program. Most widows have 10-15 family members dependent on them and this program enables them to provide them food and education and escape poverty. Many of the women have put their faith in Jesus and are growing in their faith together. Anna lives in Mbale with her husband Simon and her children but travels twice a month to Lira to help oversee another loan program there. For more information click here
Brandon and Bethany Nutter, Dominican Republic
Before serving with Envision, Brandon was an Alliance pastor for 10 years and Bethany was a middle-school teacher for 6 of those years. While in the pastorate, the Nutters led multiple short-term trips overseas because of the great value they saw in how it impacted their church members' lives. Brandon, Bethany and their three children (Andrew, Benjamin and Lily) have been serving with Envision since the spring of 2014. Originally serving as site associate coordinators, the Nutters moved into the site coordinator role in early 2015.
Matt and Teri Perrotto, Envision Miami
Matt and Teri were born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. They chose to raise their family (Alec, Marcus, Ellah, Madelyn and Issac) and build their lives there, until God prompted them to make a change. In 2012 they both started sensing the call of missions from God and two years later they left everything and moved to the Dominican Republic for 2-years with Envision. While in the DR, the entire family participated in many different ministries. In 2016 they moved to Miami to start a new Envision Site where they are currently Site Coordinators.
Geoff and Renee Smith, Zimbabwe
Renee, Geoffrey, Layla and Seamus Smith are on the adventure of a lifetime serving the Savior. Renee and Geoffrey met in his daddy's church in Vermont They were married a few months later and Layla and Seamus quickly followed. Moving to Houston Texas, with two infants in tow, the Smith's assisted with church planting and became entrepreneurs in sustainable farming. Hearing the call given to Geoff at a L.I.F.E. Conference once again, the Smith family sold all they own and gave it to the poor to serve in Zimbabwe. Currently based in Harare, the capital city, they are formulating the ground work to launch into rural ministry. Follow along at www.thesmithfamilyadventure.com